I made it into my mids before I dated a guy with a drinking problem — then I decided to date two in a row. Sorry, I had to say it. Seems obvious, right? As someone who grew up watching people struggle with substance abuse, I had no fun whatsoever dealing with it in romantic relationships. Let them drown on their own.
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Alcoholism is fast becoming a serious issue to deal with in modern society. Chances are you might know someone or the other, with alcohol abuse issues. The worst part of alcoholism is that it is a progressive disease. So, the more they drink, the worse they get. And with time, the symptoms start getting more and more obvious. If you see any of these symptoms in the person you are with, then chances are that you might be dating an alcoholic.
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First of all, we would like to appreciate you for taking the step to know more about dating an alcoholic. It is challenging and it takes courage to seek help when you have no idea what to do. The worst thing that you can do while dating an alcoholic is to force them to recover. Any form of therapy, either self or professional, only works if there is a desire to improve from within. If you try to force it on your partner, it can backfire.
Caution: You might very well be dating someone with an addiction problem! A lot. When they first started dating, he was willing to do activities and events that she liked to do, many non-alcohol-related. They would anchor in a local body of water, and party for several hours — drink, play loud music, drink, dance a bit, go for frequent dips, drink, sit and watch the other boaters. And drink.